This is one of the worst times the year. Here you are, fresh off the holidays and back in your cubicle searching for pictures of pristine beaches online so you can feel depressed about not being there.
You need something to do – something cheap with no necktie requirement.
First order of business, head down to Scruffy Murphy’s Friday for Whisky Bent, the lovable cover band that everyone can agree on. The band starts at 9 p.m., and it’s $5 to get in the door. Be sure to request “Blister in the Sun.” It’ll make you feel better.
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On Saturday, get a head start on your Sunday drinking by hitting the Columbus Beverage Superstore, at 2980 N. Lake Pkwy. You’ll find it just north of J.R. Allen Parkway. Pick up some Bully Hill, if they have it. It’s a nice, cheap white wine you can drink while staring out a window as it rains.
You’ll likely still be depressed Sunday, even after downing that wine. After you’ve sobered up, head over to PetSmart, at 1591 Bradley Park Drive. You can browse all the cuddly, wuddly kitties and puppies that desperately want to be adopted.
Maybe you’ll find a new friend while you’re there. Awwwwwww.
Enjoy being a girl
Pull out your pink glitter lip gloss and "Steel Magnolias" DVD: I'm devoting this weekend's picks to all things girly.
Beginning with Friday's grand opening of Flip Flops, 1111 Broadway. The new downtown hot spot boasts an island atmosphere complete with six frozen daiquiri machines. That makes for easy access to pink beverages all night. Throw around a couple "Sex and the City" references and you'll forget the rough Bud Light world ever existed. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Saturday, hit up Hollywood Connection, 1683 Whittlesey Road, to see "Bride Wars." Anne Hathaway. Kate Hudson. A wedding. This film is like the pinnacle of all chick flicks. Wanna bet that everyone learns a valuable lesson about love at the end?
Finally, end the weekend by watching the good old Golden Globes. The ceremony, Oscar's sloppy cousin, starts at 8 p.m. on NBC. Sure, you probably haven't seen most of the nominated movies, but you can still make catty comments about how awful those leading ladies look in their gowns.
And that's what being a girl is really all about.